The International Criminal Court at The Hague warrant For the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged involvement in the “war crime of illegal deportation of children” from occupied Ukraine.
Last year, Kiev called Russia a “theft’ It claims about 16,000 children have been deported to the Russian Federation in the year since February 2022. Independent investigators report that at least 6,000 of her children have been taken to Russia. NOS.
The ICC also issued an arrest warrant for Russia’s Commissioner for Child Rights, Maria Alekseevna Lvova Belova.
Moscow said the ICC’s decision, which it does not recognize, “means nothing for our country, including from a legal point of view.” media report.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said: twitter He praised the ICC’s decision, saying that “the wheels of justice” were turning.
However, the ICC does not have the police power or authority to make arrests, and is dependent on countries that recognize the powers of the courts.
The Hague also hosts a special office Established To collect evidence against Russia for crimes in Ukraine, the European Commission announced last month. Ultimately, we may take this to a war crimes tribunal.
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